I was looking for videos on YouTube, in my (almost) daily exercise to attempt improving my understanding of the spoken English, when I settled for a video entitled: "Why you will fail to have a great career"
When I picked this one, my first expectation was some monologue about how, in order to pursue some great career, you might possibly have to go through and overcome some hard times and initial difficulties and failures, which may, by reaction, push you towards great achievements.
After some listening, I began to realize that the intended meaning of the title was actually different. That is, the reasons or the excuses why people actually fail to have a great career.
At this point, I started wondering: how do we distinguish these different meanings, from the title alone ? Somehow, I feel that "Why you will fail having a great career" would have been perhaps less ambiguous to me. Would this have been correct?
A more general question is: how to avoid such ambiguities and what is the most effective or correct way to convey this kind of meaning, in instances like this one.